Variety is reporting that Greg Berlanti has been hired by Warner Bros. to write and direct the Green Lantern movie. Berlanti will share writing duties with Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green. Guggenheim, who works with Berlanti as a writer-producer on “Brothers & Sisters,” wrote the Marvel comicbooks “Amazing Spider-Man,” “Wolverine” and “Blade.” Green, the “Heroes” co-exec producer who worked with Berlanti on “Everwood” and “Jack & Bobby,” wrote the Marvel Comics title “Superman/Batman” and was a writer-producer on “Smallville.” It’s good to see that even a big name mag like Variety has a problem remembering Superman/Batman is a DC title
Or – “Totally Missed This One Last Week.” Okay, now it’s just getting troublesome… I don’t have the slightest idea how I didn’t catch this one when I did my “purchase for review” pile last Wednesday, but somehow I did. Mea culpa. Anyway, we’re knee-deep in the Sinestro Corps War, and Earth’s various Lanterns are all feeling the pain, while their green brothers are getting killed in space. The Guardians are likewise in disarray, and it’s liable to get worse afore it gets better. Remember Cyborg Superman? Tom Welling Prime? How ’bout the evil tupperware masked Parallax? They’re all ready
Or – “Lethal Force From A Green Lantern Seems Like A Contradiction…” I’ve mentioned in previous coverage of the Sinestro Corp War that I think the Guardians of the Universe may be making a mistake in releasing the ‘No Lethal Force’ directive on the GLC’s power rings. Yes, it’s a hoary old cliche, and yes, the Corps is facing the most deadly threat of their history, but I’m honestly troubled by Green Lanterns becoming killers. Of course, the Sinestro Corps is bringing the pain on a global scale, and they’re shooting to kill, but isn’t giving GLC members additional power
In its latest press release, DC Comics has announced a whole lotta comics going back to press. Among them are Green Lantern 323, Tales of the Sinestro Corps: Parallax #1, Birds of Prey: Between Dark and Dawn TP, Planetary: Crossing Worlds TP, and Supergirl: Power TP. “It’s really gratifying to have readers respond to the PARALLAX Special this way, because we set out to do something different with it,” says writer Ron Marz. “The Sinestro Corps War storyline has been full of slam-bang, widescreen action, so we wanted the Parallax chapter to be a change of pace — more of
Booster v. Sinestro Time travel adventures are going to be a pretty hot item over the next couple of years. Legion of Super-heroes are bouncing all around time, Journeyman is scoring high on NBC, and Booster Gold and Rip Hunter are tripping through the time stream. The debut issue was an awesome smack in the face that made me want to follow the adventures of Rip, Booster, and Skeets. As I swim through my growing pile of issues not yet read, issue #2 floated to the surface. Did Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz hit another ball out of the ballpark?
Or – “That Cover Looks Really Familiar…” That right there is an “Oh, $#!+” moment… If you were around in 1985-1986, you may remember the sheer scope and breathtaking change that the original Crisis On Infinite Earths heralded. This was staid and steady DC here, the company known for the status quo, and infinite variations on a theme (Kryptonian renegades from the Phantom Zone! The Joker has committed crimes that start with J, then O, then K, but where will he strike next?) and even the shock value of Supergirl’s death could be one-upped by the sacrifice of a FOUNDING
With the fans rapid for Sinestro Corps War, DC has announced three more sold out titles will be heading back to press. The GREEN LANTERN CORPS #14 Third Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 3, features a recolored version of the original cover by Patrick Gleason & Prentis Rollins. The GREEN LANTERN #22 Second Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 4, features a recolored version of the original cover by Ivan Reis & Oclair Albert. The GREEN LANTERN CORPS #15 Second Printing, “Sinestro Corps War” Part 5, features a pencils-only version of the cover art by Patrick Gleason. All three issues are
DC Comics sent us a run down of all the Sinestro Corps War tie-in issues coming out in the next couple of months. If you missed out on the Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special #1, then you missed one hell of an issue. You also might have a hard time finding it in stores, as it has sold out three different times. DC announced it will be going back to press for a fourth printing, so it should be in your hands soon. DC hasn’t announced what it will do with the other sold out issues.
Or – “Two Crossover Issues Involving The Color Green In A Row…” It’s a Verdant Monday at Major Spoilers! When last we saw the Green Lantern Corps, Sinestro’s evil plan is proceeding as written, with the Guardians in disarray, Mogo under assault, John Stewart and Guy Gardner MIA, Kyle Rayner possessed by Parallax, and Ion under lock and key. The myriad Sinestro Corps members have been killing Lanterns left, right, and center leaving the Corps more and more thinly stretched. Hal Jordan has taken the fight directly to Qward, but even the man once called ‘Greatest Lantern of Them All’
Or – “Cry Havoc, And Let Slip The Translucent Yellow Energy Dogs Of War.” The first shots have been fired, and the GLC is forced to regroup from the completely unexpected attack of Sinestro. The inter-Corps Worps… Err, Car War… CORPS WAR, rather, has begun, and the first salvo was quick and brutal, fitting the personality of the vicious former Korugarian dictator who masterminded it all. With Lanterns by the dozens killed, the most experienced of the space cops sporting bloody noses, and even the Torchbearer himself corrupted, I (and more than a few of the GL’s) are wanting to
After reading Matthew’s review of Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special, you might be of the mind to rush to your local shop to grab a copy now so you can brace yourself for the oncoming unslaught of the Anti-Monitor. Good luck… DC Comics has announced the issue has completely sold out at retails stores. This is completely different than selling out at Diamond Comics distributors as it means you will be pressed to find this issue in stock. However, hope is on the horizon. The company says it is going back to press for a second printing, and plan to
Or – “Sinestro Apparently Offers Great Benefits, Pension, And A Hefty Signing Bonus.” When I picked up my comics this week, I asked my co-workers Jim and Jason (if the store were the Legion of Super-Heroes, and Tom Grice were Lightning Lad, they’d be the equivalent of Ultra Boy and Element Lad. [I’d probably be Star Boy, always around, but seldom the focus of the main story.]) about getting a copy of X-Men #200 to review, they both loudly told me that the REAL gem of the week was right here in Sinestro Corps. We’ve all seen the buildup to
Or – “The First Meeting Of ‘The Awkward Silence Club’ Will Now Come To Order…” That table looks quieter than the morning after a drunken road trip to Tijuana. “Wanna stop that WHISTLING??” Hal Jordan’s love life has never been simple, but the DCU’s designated stud muffin’s life just got even more complicated, with a super-powered woman wanting to go praying mantis on him (and I ain’t talkin’ kung fu, here) and a cadre of alien amazons with a grudge. Seems like some days, you just can’t keep the ladies away with a stick… luckily, he’s got a power ring.
Or – “A Naked Blonde Walks Into A Bar…” “She’s got a mystical extraterrestrial artifact of infinite power under one arm, under the other she has a six-foot salami.” I honestly can’t decide whether I’m disappointed in Green Lantern or not right now. Certainly, they’ve lost a bit of momentum… Not so very long ago, in the wake of Geoff John’s and Ethan Van Sciver’s excellent “Rebirth” miniseries, Hal’s book was the DC’s second best selling title. Heck, GL even had enough momentum to spawn a second title, ‘Green Lantern Corps,’ but in March of this year, Hal’s book clocked